The Mcmahon Mine is a silver mine located in White Pine county, Nevada.
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Primary Mineral: Silver
Lat, Long: 39.84333, -114.65306
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Mcmahon Mine MRDS details
Primary: Mcmahon Mine
County: White Pine
District: Aurum (Schellbourne Subdistrict) District
Land ownership: BLM Administrative Area
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Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Deposit Type: Vein
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Year: 1871
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
Mineral Deposit Model
Comment (Development): A 5-STAMP MILL HAD BEEN BUILT BY 1873: IDLE IN 1874.
Comment (Location): IN MCMAHON CANYON, BETWEEN THE SHERIDAN & MUNCEY AND THE SUMMIT MINE. ; INFO FROM LAND.ST :1972
Comment (Commodity): ORE (1873) WAS OF GOOD GRADE, BUT REFRACTORY.
Comment (Deposit): MCMAHON LEDGE, ON E. SIDE OF MCMAHON CANYON
Comment (Workings): SURFACE CUT EXPOSED A FACE OF ORE 20 FT LONG BY 8 IN. THICK AVG. $75./TON IN 1871. BY 1873, A SHAFT HAD BEEN SUNK TO A DEPTH OF 200 FT AND DRIFTS HAD BEEN RUN 25 FT EACH WAY FROM THE BOTTOM.
Reference (Deposit): RAYMOND, R.W., 1871, USBM MINERALS YEARBOOK.
Reference (Deposit): RAYMOND, R.W., 1874, USBM MINERALS YEARBOOK, P. 277,-278
Reference (Deposit): RAYMOND, R.W., 1873, USBM MINERALS YEARBOOK, P. 229
Nevada has a total of 368 distinct gold districts. Of the of those, just 36 are major producers with production and/or reserves of over 1,000,000 ounces, 49 have production and/or reserves of over 100,000 ounces, with the rest having less than 100,000 ounces. Read more at Gold Districts of Nevada.